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La Cantina Cubana

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Spanish
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Rue des Grands Carmes, 6, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 502 65 40
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19:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 19:00 - 23:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with friends after reservation (place got full on Saturday, so better to arrive in time or reserve) and had a great evening. Parked on a street near by for free. They have a small but sufficient menu and I consider it as a good thing (better chance to serve fresh without much wasting). First time Cuban food, so... More 

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Thank Peter C
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

From the ambience to all the dishes, everything was just....perfect. advice: best guacamole ever eaten and delicious coco flan for dessert!

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Thank Bianca G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,746 reviews
3,988 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

After having been to several beer bar's in and around the Saint Jaques area we were in need of a filling meal and decided to drop into here to try out their menu. Greeted warmly by a very pleasant member of staff we ordered a Jupiler beer while we checked out the menu. After a quick study we started off... More 

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1 Thank Neil K
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went with three friends. Shared the guacamole starter which was simple but nice. Then the main dish as chicken potato and rice with a nice peanut sauce. Bananas and ice cream as dessert. All very good and very friendly staff! Recommended!

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Thank Andreas S
Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Sometimes a little rain is a good thing. For me, because it prevented me from sitting outside. This small restaurant is beautifully decorated with Cuban memorabilia. The food was not something extraordinary, but this is a personal opinion and tastes vary. What is objective is the level of service which was very attentive and polite. Prices are very reasonable too.... More 

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Thank Bill_Louk
Brussels
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Gaspaccio was nice. Guacamole was the worst I had in long time. Some sort of over salted avocado paste with strange aftertaste... And just basic toast from a bag to go along. Don't bother.

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Thank deychh
Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The location is great, close to the Grand-Place. It was my first time to have Cuban food - I had a chicken in chocolate sauce, it did not really impress me. The fish seemed to be a better choice. One of the biggest toilet I have seen in such a type of restaurant.

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Thank ZuzanaCZE
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing special... few menu options and not elaborated. Price/quality=expensive.i will not come back.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Last attended this restaurant during the long hot summer of 2003. Lucky enough to get one of the two tables outside. Returned last night 13 years on, quiet backwater, same table, black bean soup, tasty fish dish, half a carafe of red. Very good.

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1 Thank JW-Lndn
Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Nothing special, even my son could cook better than that. The place is so disorganised. The best part of the dinner were the pictures. I can't understand how thy could take those horrible pictures of Cuba. But the waiter was very kind

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1 Thank missmemy
La Cantina C, Propriétaire at La Cantina Cubana, responded to this review

thank you! Your presence at the restaurant, its very fundamental to us. cordially restaurant la Cuban cantina, '' the only restaurant in belgium, since 1999. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 32
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Grands Carmes, 6, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 502 65 40

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?